Immigration status irrelevant to license needs

Freedom New Mexico Critics call it a train wreck, and the euphemism isn’t too far off. The state of Texas has joined other states across the nation in restricting the allocation of drivers’ licenses according to U.S. residency status. The issue became a major problem in New York for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hillary […]

Local teens worried about license changes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Antonio Martinez said he looks forward to getting his driver’s license when he turns 16 years old. But Gov. Bill Richardson’s new education initiatives has the Marshall Middle School seventh-grader worried he might have to wait a little longer to get it. Starting next school year, New Mexico eighth-graders […]

2-14 police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police made a traffic stop at 4:35 p.m. Saturday between Seventh and Sandoval streets for red and blue lights around the license plate. The driver gave a name and date of birth that could not be verified. When police verified his identity, […]

License to be filed for Tucumcari casino, racetrack

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Rio Rancho businessman Don Chalmers is partnering with the Quay County Gaming Authority in a bid to build a $40 million horse racing track and casino on Interstate 40 in Tucumcari. Chalmers announced Wednesday in Tucumcari that the investors, under the banner of newly formed Coronado Partnership LLC, will […]

Border security tightens

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Courtesy illustration Residents can apply for a cheaper, wallet-sized alternative to a traditional passport that can be used when entering the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Those quick trips across the border to Mexico and Canada will soon come with new requirements for travelers. As of […]

Nov. 22 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 7 p.m. Nov. 10 an officer responded to a home in the 1200 block of Manana Street for a domestic battery. A woman said her former boyfriend came to her home and told her she had to move […]

County says no to liquor

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners voted Tuesday in a special meeting against applying for a government liquor license for the fairgrounds and the special event Center. The vote was 3-2. County manager Dick Smith said the liquor license, which is similar to the one the city has for its civic center, […]

County to weigh liquor license for fairgrounds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission will decide in a special meeting today whether to apply for a liquor license for the special events center and the fairgrounds. The license will be a governmental liquor license similar to the one the city has for its civic center and will be specified […]

Aug. 2, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight July 25 an officer was called to a home in the 300 block of West 11th Street for an injured suspect. He found a man accusing a woman of injuring him and the woman saying he did it himself by […]

Tips for document replacement

CNJ staff Social Security card Cost: Free What you need: A completed SS-5 Application for a Social Security card Proof of citizenship: U.S. driver’s license, state-issued identification card or U.S. passport If you can’t obtain any of those listed documents, an employee identification card, school identification card, health insurance card, military identification card or adoption […]

Officials investigate liquor license for fairgrounds

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer County officials are researching obtaining a license to serve liquor at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson is gathering information on how county officials would acquire the license, he said during a Tuesday Curry County Commission meeting. Officials envision serving alcohol in a contained and […]

License plates to support your cause, too

By Ned Cantwell: state columnist Some New Mexicans decorate their vehicles with what the state laughingly calls “prestige plates.” For an extra 15 bucks you can honor your cat, FLUFFY, describe your personality, IMWILD, or boast your own name, JACKO1. These are commonly referred to as “vanity plates” and the purpose is “LOOKTME.” This whole […]

Texas man charged with animal cruelty

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A Texas man was arraigned Wednesday in Clovis’ Magistrate Court on 58 counts of animal cruelty after officials said they discovered dozens of dead cats and dogs last month at the Curry County home he was renting. A Curry County sheriff’s deputy found 33 dead cats and dogs and […]

What happens to 1st time offenders?

Drivers receive a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in New Mexico if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 percent or higher. First Offense DWI is Punishable With: — Jail: Up to 90 days in jail. If the first offense is an aggravated DWI, refusing to submit to a blood or breath test, a minimum of […]

Truant teens targeted

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers New Mexico students who frequently skip school could lose their driving privileges and even be arrested under a new truancy law. The new statute gives more leverage to the state in situations where the parents of a student age 15 or older are doing their part to get their child to […]

Unlicensed contractors causing concern

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Problems with unlicensed contractors in New Mexico have reached an all-time high, according to state officials. It’s such a problem the state recently released a top 10 list of known unlicensed contractors, a first-time measure Construction Industries Division spokeswoman Charmaine Jackson-John said the agency took to crack down on […]

‘Territorial House’ taking place of Roosevelt restaurant

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The Portales downtown area will be alive again after 5 p.m. this summer with the opening of a new restaurant. The Territorial House, which will open in the old Roosevelt restaurant location, will offer Mexican and American food. Harold Schillings, who purchased the Roosevelt, plans to open by the end […]

Local entertainment club closed down

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer A local entertainment club is relocating its music events to the Lyceum Theatre on Main Street after its previous establishment was closed down by the city of Clovis for operating without a business license. The city closed down a warehouse known as The Hole at 1505 Mabry Dr. on […]

Regulations make beer and wine licenses hard to acquire

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers By Tony Parra Freedom Newspapers tony_parra@link.freedom.com PORTALES — A beer and wine license option for restaurants passed six months ago by Portales voters is having little impact. As of last week, no business owners had applied for the license, which is significantly less expensive than a liquor license but has […]

License laws unnecessary legal throwback

Freedom Newspapers The sentence seemed a bit outsized for the crime. Federal Judge David O. Carter sentenced Harold David Goldstein on Wednesday to more than 12 years in prison for fraud and perjury charges for running a legal firm without a license. “I lied about being a lawyer, but other than the lie, everything else […]